Engaging the New Atheists (III): Resources

Books / Pluralistic World

For those who would like a few resources to help think through the claims of the New Atheists, I will suggest three. The first…

Virtues by an atheist

Books / Faith / Pluralistic World

Alain de Botton, philosopher and author of The Architecture of Happiness (which I recommend) has launched a project through The School of Life (theschooloflife.com)…

Facing Guns and Horror

Community / Pluralistic World / Spirituality

In a thoughtful and pained reflection, “The Inexplicable: Inside the mind of a mass killer,” Norwegian writer Karl Ove Knausgaard tries to comprehend the…

The Power of Ideas

Culture / Pluralistic World

Over the years scholars have looked back on Stalin’s bloody and brutal dictatorship and tried to explain how such a man could have done…

Is Everything Political?

Community / Ordinary Life / Pluralistic World / Spirituality

In Our Only World (2015), Wendell Berry argues that people must be careful to resist the temptation of politicization: the habit of mind that…

Against Me!, Transgender Dysphoria Blues (2014)

Music / Pluralistic World

Music for a transgender journey In the contemporary American dialogue about sexual expression, there are increasing numbers of individuals talking about the transgender experience.…

Slipping into politicization

Faith / Pluralistic World

One of the characteristics of 21st century American culture—part of what earlier generations called “the spirit of the age”—is the politicization of life. What…

Faithfulness in a Consumerist Society

Faith / Pluralistic World

As Christians we should be grateful for every aspect of society that allows human beings to flourish. Each is evidence of the common grace…